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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood's artistic talents go beyond the recording studio and concert stage. The recently rehab'd 61-year-old's paintings have been exhibited around the world. On November 24, Christies, in New York City, is set to auction limited edition prints of Wood's portrait of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Titled "A Tribute To Ahmet," the drawing was created specifically for Led Zeppelin's landmark reunion concert at the O2 Arena in London on December 10, 2007. Led Zeppelin reformed especially to pay tribute to Ertegun, who passed away in 2006, with proceeds from the concert donated to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund. The limited edition print is signed by all three surviving members of Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones - along with drummer Jason Bonham (son of original drummer John Bonham) and Ronnie Wood. No doubt drawing both interest form Stones and Zeppelin fans.

During an auction held at the O2 Arena prior to Led Zeppelin's performance, the prints - signed solely by Wood - sold for $10,000 each. Out of the original edition of 100 prints, only 8 were signed by all members of Led Zeppelin and were unavailable until now. The band agreed to make these rare prints available to benefit the Ertegun charity. However, rabid rock fans can make a dash to Pop International Galleries in New York City, 319 Gallery in Santa Monica, California, and San Francisco Art Exchange in San Francisco, California, where these coveted Zeppelin-Stones artifacts are also available.

Ronnie Wood's specially autographed "A Tribute To Ahmet" is part of Christie's Pop Culture: Punk/Rock auction, which will be held at 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City on November 24. Prior to the auction, items are on view from November 21-23.

Ertegun founded Atlantic Records in 1947 and signed Led Zeppelin to the iconic label in 1968. The music business legend died following complications after a fall backstage at a Rolling Stones concert in New York in 2006. He was 83.
From: EXAMINER.COM
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Led Zeppelin History

November 21, 1968 - Robert becomes a father to a baby girl named Carmen Jane.
November 09, 1968 - Robert marries Maureen in London. Their reception is a performance at the Roundhouse in London
November xx, 1969 - Tempers flare over Atlantic in the UK wanting to release singles
November xx, 1969 - Recording for Led Zeppelin III begins at Olympic Studios in London
November xx, 1970 - Plans are in motion for a Yardbirds reunion
November 08, 1971 - Finally after much anticipation, Untitled is released
November xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy is mixed and completed
November 10, 1972 - Led Zeppelin sell out 120,000 tickets in one day
November xx, 1973 - Initial recordings for Physical Graffiti commences at Headley Grange
November 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finalize the purchase of Headley Grange to be their new corporate headquarters
November xx, 1974 - The band makes plans and rehearses for the tenth North American tour
November xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin records Presence in a mere 18 days
November xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin book into Ezyhire Studios to rehearse new material for an upcoming tour
November 04, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same movie premieres in Europe
November xx, 1977 - Jimmy dispells rumors of Led Zeppelin’s break up
November 06, 1978 - Led Zeppelin purchase and ship new gear to Polar Studios to begin work on a new album
November 10, 1979 - Led Zeppelin and their entire entourage attend an ABBA concert
November 07, 1980 - The band meets with Peter Grant to announce the retirement of Led Zeppelin
November 29, 1999 - The RIAA announced that Led Zeppelin were only the third act in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums, a Diamond album being awarded for accredited sales of more than 10 million units in the US.
November 01, 2007 - An announcement was made that Jimmy Page had fractured his finger on his left hand after a fall in his garden and the reunion show would be postponed to December 10, 2007.
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